SOURCE: Imperial Capital

Imperial Capital

March 10, 2011 04:45 ET

John Putrino Joins Imperial Capital, LLC to Lead Its Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Imperial Capital announced that John Putrino has joined the Firm as Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group based out of the firm's New York office.

Mr. Putrino will lead Imperial Capital's investment banking practice in the Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure sector. Mr. Putrino has over 15 years of investment banking experience and has completed over $85 billion of advisory and financing transactions. He comes to Imperial Capital with extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, leveraged finance, initial public offerings, joint ventures and equity-linked securities. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Putrino was the Head of North American Lodging & Leisure of the investment banking group at Credit Suisse.

"We are excited to have John as part of our team as we continue to build and grow our leading middle market investment bank. His extensive sector expertise and relationships will significantly enhance our position in this strategically important industry," said John E. Mack III, Co-Head of Investment Banking and head of M&A.

"John brings a wealth of transaction experience in the Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure sector that will complement our full service M&A, Financing and Restructuring advisory capabilities," added Jason Reese, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Capital.

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston and Houston. The firm currently employs over 170 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.

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